City in Ruins

Forget the $2 slot machines and high-stakes poker of Cotai – Macau’s true soul hides within the city centre’s Ruínas de São Paulo, otherwise known as the ruins of St Paul’s. Every day, an endless stream of photo-snapping visitors flow north from the Largo do Senado (Senado Square) to gaze at the cathedral’s magnificent Baroque […]

Figures from the Back Streets

Stencil graffiti in the streets near Senado Square, Macau

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Oi From China, Tudo Bem?

Often referred to as the gambling and entertainment centre of southern China, the Special Administrative Region of Macau, is a place where you can enjoy a unique blend of Mediterranean and Asian architecture, culture and food on the South China Sea. Macau lies 65 kilometres west of Hong Kong and is easily accessed by high […]

Tourists Lost on Three Continents

Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris Place d’Armes, Montreal Largo do Senado, Macau

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Hidden City

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On the Bus, Somewhere in Macau

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The Motorcycles of the Pearl River Delta

The fast ferry between Hong Kong and Macau is disorienting. It is essentially a floating airline cabin, with neat rows of preassigned seats in which you are expected to remain for the duration of the trip. Roving attendants offer drinks and sandwiches. There is no outside deck on which you can stand and taste the […]

四方城市 — City of Squares

Neon sign on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Mailboxes outside a Macau apartment building

Alley Cats

“Princess,” Rua do Duque, Lisbon “Don’t feed the cats,” Macau

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